Lay Down Your Burden – Old song, new video

I made this video for my Baha’i friends out there.

The first public performance of this song was actually “a cappella” on a street corner in Santa Cruz CA with some friends (John Hicks, Jonah Hill, Ryan Burke?) from Bosch Baha’i School. We had taken the whole staff out for ice cream and decided to give it a try.  A “produced” version of the song is on my “Each One Teach One” CD.  This rendition was recorded in one take with 2 cameras rolling. (I spent longer adding stills to, and editing the video than producing the track). I could not resist adding a simple synthesized bass part after the fact (forgive me Rick Heyman).

Long ago, my best buddy in the world, Mike Lindsey, the guy who first introduced me to the Baha’i Faith,  told me of a vision he had of meeting Baha’u’llah and how he had to first bundle up all of his worries and frustrations – his burdens – and lay them down before seeing his Lord. From that thought came the refrain of this song that quickly became about progressive revelation.  The concept of progressive revelation is that all religions are actually successive chapters in the same evolving book from God. Each religion prepares humankind for the lessons coming in the next revelation. And when those new lessons are revealed, it’s time to change direction and go with it.

Darrell Elmer Rodgers
Singer, Songwriter, Performer, Humorist

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Singer, Songwriter, Performer, Humorist
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